Admission

Admission is competitive. A separate admission average for each entry route is established each term, depending on spaces available, and subject to the approval of the Dean of Applied Sciences. Admission averages are calculated over a set of courses satisfying particular breadth constraints.

Entry into Software Systems is possible by:

  • Direct admission from high school
  • Direct transfer from a recognized post-secondary institution, or combined transfer units from more than one post secondary institution
  • Internal transfer from within Simon Fraser University

HIGH SCHOOL

Many SFU entrance scholarships, awards, and bursaries are available for new students, ranging in value from $100 to $34,000. Additional information, and application & nomination forms are available here.

To be considered for admission, you must meet the general requirements, including English language admission requirements, and the program specific requirements for Computing Science.

Canadian High school Students - Admission Requirements

SFU Applications can be completed online at ApplyBC

  • Choose your faculty:  Applied Sciences
  • Choose your program:  B.Sc. Software System - Surrey

Advising - Prospective Students:

Email: Jan Castro at jan_castro@sfu.ca
Telephone: 778.782.9773
Prospective student advising is normally held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on Fridays
Please email to book an appointment.

For more information about FAS Student Affairs and Advising, please visit our webpage.

UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE

Students must meet the SFU admission requirements and complete at least 24 unit hours of transferable coursework, which includes one mathematics course and two computing courses OR one computing course and two mathematics courses that receive the following transfer unit at SFU:

SFU Computing List: CMPT 128 or 130 or 135, CMPT 150, CMPT 225, CMPT 250, CMPT 276.
SFU Math List: MACM 101, MACM 201, MATH 151 (or 150), MATH 152, MATH 240 or 232.

To see how your institution’s courses transfer to SFU, visit the BC Transfer Guide.

Students who have 24 or more transferable credits but lack one or more of the required courses listed above can still apply to another program at SFU. After successful completion of the required course(s), students can and apply for internal transfer into software systems.

SFU applications can be completed online at ApplyBC.

Software Systems:

  • Faculty:  Applied Sciences
  • Program:  B.Sc. Software System - Surrey

Students are required to select the Surrey campus as their location of study.

Apply by the appropriate deadline.

Refer to the Prospective Undergraduate Admission page for complete application details.

Advising - Prospective Students:

Email: fasreach@sfu.ca
Telephone: 778.782.7090
Prospective student advising is normally held from 2:00pm - 4:00pm on Fridays
Please email to book an appointment.

For more information about FAS Student Affairs and Advising, please visit our webpage.

INTERNAL TRANSFER - SFU

 

The internal transfer application is for current SFU students who wish to:

  • Change their current program/major to a major in the School of Computing Science
  • Add a School of Computing Science major/minor to their current SFU program.

Internal transfer requires the completion of the following three (3) qualifying courses which includes two (2) computing courses and one (1) mathematics course chosen from the following lists:

  • Computing list: (CMPT 125, 129 or 135)*, CMPT 225, (CMPT 275 or 276), (CMPT 295, CMPT/ENSC 150, or CMPT/ENSC 250)
  • Mathematics list: MACM 101, MACM 201, ((MATH 150/151 (or MATH 154/157 at B+ or higher)), ((MATH 152 (or MATH 155/158 at B+ or higher)), (MATH 232 or 240).

*ENSC students may use CMPT 128 in place of (CMPT 125, 129 or 135).

CS INTERNAL TRANSFER APPLICATION FORM

No course may be included in the average if it is a duplicate of any previous course completed at Simon Fraser University or elsewhere. All three courses must be completed prior to application. Admission is based on your Computing Related Grade Point Average (CRGPA), which is calculated on the first attempt of your best three qualifying courses, along with a consideration of your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA). 

The average for admission based on internal transfer is competitive and the school sets a competitive average each semester.

The CRGPA minimum average is 2.67 and the CGPA minimum average is 2.4 - the competitive averages will never be below these minimums.

Students seeking transfer into Computing in the Spring term must submit their application for transfer between September 2ndand October 1st. The Admissions Committee will review the student’s transcript, evaluate the prior semester records, and make its decision before 1st of November.  

Students seeking transfer into Computing in the Summer term must submit their application for transfer between January 2nd and February 1st. The Admissions Committee will review the student’s transcript, evaluate the prior semester records, and make its decision before 1st of March.  

Students seeking transfer into Computing in the Fall term must submit their application for transfer between May 1st and June 1st. The Admissions Committee will review the student’s transcript, evaluate the prior semester records, and make its decision before 1st of July.  

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